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Coquille Valley

East of the city of Bandon in Coos County, roughly between the towns of Riverton and Myrtle Point, the lowland valley of the Coquille River.

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East of the city of Bandon in Coos County, roughly between the towns of Riverton and Myrtle Point, the lowland valley of the Coquille River.

Location: In Coos County, roughly between Riverton and Myrtle Point (east of Bandon), the lowland valley of the Coquille River hosts the largest coastal dabbling duck winter location on the US West Coast north of San Francisco Bay.

Description: The Coquille Valley IBA falls within an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation Strategy-identified Conservation Opportunity Area, and there is tremendous potential for restoration in the area.  A $2 million ODFW multi-phased acquisition and restoration project is underway to conserve 3,000 acres in the Coquille River lowlands, a project which will complement downstream restoration efforts at Bandon Marsh NWR.  Financial and technical support are provided by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and The Nature Conservancy.  The project will benefit multiple Oregon Conservation Strategy species, including Willow Flycatcher, Purple Martin, and Western Meadowlark, among others.

Ornithological Highlights: Approximately 50% of the Oregon Coast's wintering waterfowl overwinter in the Coquille River valley. American Wigeon, Lesser Scaup, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Duck, Ruddy Duck, Wood Duck, Hooded Merganser, Tundra Swan, Green-winged Teal, and Osprey migrate through and/or overwinter here. Wetland restoration funded by OWEB will help to create more nesting habitat here and improve wintering habitat. Other target species include Green heron, Snowy Egret, Great Egret, American Bittern, Black-crowned Night Heron, Sora, Virginia Rail, Pied-billed Grebe, Willet, Long-billed Curlew. Raptors include White-tailed Kite, American Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, and Red-shouldered Hawk.

For more information on the Coquille Valley IBA, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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Location: In Coos County, roughly between Riverton and Myrtle Point (east of Bandon), the lowland valley of the Coquille River hosts the largest coastal dabbling duck winter location on the US West Coast north of San Francisco Bay.

Description: The Coquille Valley IBA falls within an Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation Strategy-identified Conservation Opportunity Area, and there is tremendous potential for restoration in the area.  A $2 million ODFW multi-phased acquisition and restoration project is underway to conserve 3,000 acres in the Coquille River lowlands, a project which will complement downstream restoration efforts at Bandon Marsh NWR.  Financial and technical support are provided by the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board and The Nature Conservancy.  The project will benefit multiple Oregon Conservation Strategy species, including Willow Flycatcher, Purple Martin, and Western Meadowlark, among others.

Ornithological Highlights: Approximately 50% of the Oregon Coast's wintering waterfowl overwinter in the Coquille River valley. American Wigeon, Lesser Scaup, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Duck, Ruddy Duck, Wood Duck, Hooded Merganser, Tundra Swan, Green-winged Teal, and Osprey migrate through and/or overwinter here. Wetland restoration funded by OWEB will help to create more nesting habitat here and improve wintering habitat. Other target species include Green heron, Snowy Egret, Great Egret, American Bittern, Black-crowned Night Heron, Sora, Virginia Rail, Pied-billed Grebe, Willet, Long-billed Curlew. Raptors include White-tailed Kite, American Kestrel, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon, and Red-shouldered Hawk.

For more information on the Coquille Valley IBA, please see the Technical Site Report in the National IBA database.

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